Converting a GCG figure file

Pascal_Bochet Pascal_Bochet at brown.edu
Tue Jan 26 22:37:02 EST 1999

In article <78a451$dj4$1 at netnews.upenn.edu>, ellis at vesicle.dental.upenn.edu 

If, by chance, you have acces to a Mac (I know you ask about Windows but you 
might) or if you have one of the Mac emulators on your PC you can get a free 
Mac programm from the web site of GCG. It converts figure files into PICT 
files. Then I am sure that you can import the PICT file into you Window 
program (at least Corel Draw and Canvas should do it). 

Pascal_Bochet at brown.edu
Brown University
Providence RI

>In article <785242$n2q at gap.cco.caltech.edu>, mathog at seqaxp.bio.caltech.edu 
>|> >Thomas Burmeister wrote:
>|> >> 
>|> >> Dear GCG users!
>|> >> I want to convert a GCG figure file into a graphics file that can be
>|> >> read with common applications running under Windows. Any suggestions
>|> >> how to do this?
>|> >> Thanks in advance for any answer (please mail a copy to tbu at gmx.net,
>|> >> since I am no regular visitor of this newsgroup).
>Here is a procedure which works.  Set your plotting device to HPGL.  GCG will
>ask you what plotter you have, but it doesn't matter, choose the default.  
>GCG asks you what device the plotter is attached to, enter the name of a file
>to receive the plotter commands.  Then use the program, figure, to output
>the figure file to the HPGL file.
>HPGL files can be imported into Corel Draw, and other PC or MAC drawing
>programs.  An advantage of this procedure is that HPGL is a vector format,
>so that the resulting imported image in Corel Draw can be easily edited.
>Ellis Golub
>Ellis Golub                  Phone: (215) 898-4629
>Biochemistry Department      FAX:   (215) 898-3695
>University of Pennsylvania   ellis at biochem.dental.upenn.edu
>School of Dental Medicine             
>4001 Spruce Street
>Philadelphia, PA 19104-6003

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